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The Metaverse: Are we ready for it?

The Metaverse; everyone’s talking about it since Facebook cleverly changed its name to ‘meta’ and announced its intentions to create the ‘metaverse’. But what is the metaverse? What does it mean for the future of the internet and how can you prepare for it? Let’s talk...

What is An EU Representative, And Do I Need One?

If you’re a business owner on the quest to find out exactly what you need to become GDPR compliant, you’ve likely stumbled across services offering a GDPR or EU Representative. This requirement isn’t anything new but one which is often overlooked. Under Article 27 of...

Why Data Compliance Doesn’t Work Without Cyber Security

One of the primary tenets of the GDPR & Data Protection Act is the need for users' sensitive information to be handled responsibly. Handling data responsibly includes taking all necessary steps to reduce the risk of potential data breaches, including those which...
7 cybersecurity best practises small businesses need now

7 cybersecurity best practises small businesses need now

This guide will help you to protect your business’ personal information and online systems by massively reducing the likelihood and impact of a successful attack, therefore protecting your hard-earned reputation. You can implement these 7 cybersecurity best practises for small businesses today, and not-so incidentally, they will also help you become GDPR compliant. You will be able to rest easy knowing that your small business’ cyber security is taken care of.

Naq partners with The SME Club

Naq partners with The SME Club

The SME club is a free and independent resource for all UK small and medium businesses. The club was set up to help support SME owners with every aspect of running their business and help connect members with other business owners, directors and experts.

Naq partners with IPSE

Naq partners with IPSE

IPSE, the Association of Independent Professionals and Self-Employed is the newest member of the Naq partner network. Together, we are empowering this critical sector of the UK economy to ensure livelihoods are protected.

GDPR after Brexit: 6 things you need to understand now

GDPR after Brexit: 6 things you need to understand now

Data privacy legislation is not known for being easy to understand. Otherwise, who would need to pay for lawyers, right?! The complexity of data privacy legislation is compounded when we are dealing with Brexit and cross-border data transfers. Lucky for you, our in-house GDPR lawyers love this stuff and have written this guide especially for SMEs in the UK and Europe.

Getting consent: 7 steps to make sure you are asking the right questions

Getting consent: 7 steps to make sure you are asking the right questions

The process of becoming GDPR compliant might feel overwhelming for small businesses, but it doesn’t have to fill you with terror! Just follow these 7 steps, and you’ll be able to become compliant when it comes to GDPR consent management. This article is the second instalment in our Transformer Series, designed to enable you to become your very own cyber security and GDPR compliance transformer. From articles to workshops and everything in between, we will guide you through all the things you need to do to become GDPR compliant and cyber secure.

GDPR compliance in 7 steps: master GDPR in your SME now

GDPR compliance in 7 steps: master GDPR in your SME now

The process of becoming GDPR compliant might feel overwhelming for small businesses, but it doesn’t have to fill you with terror! Just follow these 7 steps, and you’ll be able to secure yourself, your business and its sensitive information. This article is the first instalment in our Transformer Series, designed to enable you to become your very own cyber security and GDPR compliance transformer. From articles to workshops and everything in between, we will guide you through all the things you need to do to become GDPR compliant and cyber secure.

Naq Cyber partners with Usercentrics

We are so excited to announce that Usercentrics GmbH is the newest addition to Naq Cyber’s awesome partner network! Together we will help small businesses with their website consent management.

7 Cyber Security Best Practices Law Firms Need Now

As attacks and attackers become increasingly sophisticated and remote and cloud working more widespread, our cyber security measures should keep up. But in the modern world, changes occur so rapidly that it can be difficult to know what to do or where to start when it comes to securing our law firm’s systems and sensitive information.

Elliott Atkins joins Naq Cyber as Non-Executive Director

Elliott Atkins joins Naq Cyber as Non-Executive Director

We’re delighted to announce that Elliot Atkins has taken up the position of Non-Executive Director for Naq Cyber. Elliott brings an incredibly broad set of experience and knowledge having spent nearly 25 years in cyber security, that will be invaluable to Naq as we progress with our commercial and development roadmap.

Naq’s 2020 in review

We hope you’ll take the chance during the festive season to reflect on a challenging year and recognise your own successes, growth and resilience as we set our sights on what 2021 will bring. Since Naq was established in 2019, we couldn’t have predicted the year we’ve had – here are some of our highlights.